If you’re wondering how bad it is out there —this will give you some idea.

According to a report from Town Hall, a gas station owner in Philadelphia is responding to surging crime by hiring armed security guards to protect customers at his gas station.

From Town Hall:

Fox29 and NBC10 Philadelphia are reporting that Neil Patel, owner of KARCO in North Philadelphia, has hired several security guards armed with firearms to protect customers while they get gas or shop inside the store. Oftentimes, carjackers and muggers like to target customers while their vehicle is stopped.

Patel’s own car had its tires slashed, bumper broken, and windshield cracked by vandals. He added drug dealers selling on the property became a problem and were driving away customers. Calls to 9-1-1 for problems went unanswered.

Watch the NBC News report below:

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